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Anjangaon
Anjangaon
is a city and a municipal council in Amravati district
Amravati district
in the state of Maharashtra, India. Basically there are twin cities, Anjangaon
Anjangaon
and Surji, on either side of Shahanur River, and are called Anjangaon-Surji in combination. Famous for Pan Atai Munjebaba Temple established by Shri Santosh Sumele (Indore M.P.). Anjangaon
Anjangaon
is located at 21°09′51″N 77°18′57″E / 21.1641°N 77.3159°E / 21.1641; 77.3159.[1] It has an average elevation of 374 metres (1227 feet).

Contents

1 History 2 Demographics 3 Places to Visit 4 Education 5 Banking 6 Culture 7 Industry 8 Fruit Cultivation and Marketing 9 Transport 10 References

History[edit] Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji is an ancient town having religious and historical importance. After the Battle of Assaye
Battle of Assaye
and the Battle of Argaum, the Treaty of Surji-Anjangaon was signed on 30 December 1803 at Anjangaon between the British and Daulat Rao Sindhia, chief of the Maratha people. In 18th century Vithoji Narayan was awarded the vatandari of Anjangaon. There are records that he was awarded with a title 'Surji'. Anjangaon
Anjangaon
is mentioned as one of 46 Mahals of Vidarbha in Ain-i-Akbari. The revenue of Anjangaon
Anjangaon
as mentioned in Ain-i-Akbari was 32 lakhs. The river Shahanoor on the banks of which Anjangaon
Anjangaon
is located, was historically named as Sharneera (meaning river generated by an arrow ). A popular story exists that during the year of banishment, Arjuna
Arjuna
generated the water stream by hitting the soil by an arrow.[2] The Devnath Math in Surji was established in 1754 AD. Saint Ruplal Maharaj established a famous Vitthal Mandir in this town. This is a city of betel leaves. Previously betel leaves were exported from here to Indonesia, Pakistan and Arabian countries. Now this place is known for cultivation of Piper nigrum, a medicinal plant. According to Imperial Gazetteer of India
India
[3] (William Wilson Hunter), "in the year 1881, the population of Anjangaon
Anjangaon
was 9842 consisting of 5060 males and 4782 females. Of the total population, 7714 were returned as Hindus, 1955 Musalmans, 6 Sikhs, and 167 Jains. A mart for cotton cloth, excellent basket-work, and pan grown in the adjacent garden lands. Large weekly market". Anjangaon
Anjangaon
City got the status of Municipal Council
Municipal Council
in 1930. It is the first municipal council established in Amravati district
Amravati district
& the second biggest council as well.[4] Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji Tehsil was established in 1981. Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] India
India
census,[5] Anjangaon
Anjangaon
had a population of 56,380. It is the third most populous city in Amravati District
Amravati District
after Amravati
Amravati
and Achalpur. 29,017 are males while 27,363 are females. Anjangaon
Anjangaon
has a literacy rate of 88.93%, higher than the state average of 82.34%; with 91.01% of the males and 86.72% of females literate.[6] 11.58% of the population is under 6 years of age. According to previous census, population of Anjangaon
Anjangaon
was 51,380 (2001), 41,674 (1991),[7] 27,897(1971), 21,931(1961) and 11,881(1901).[8] Places to Visit[edit]

Shahanur Dam Image

Shahanoor Dam
Shahanoor Dam
(8 km) : This dam is built using soil and has a hydroelectricity generation project and water supply project for nearly 156 villages and 2 cities based on gravitation without using electricity. The dam is located in the north of the city in the ranges of Satpuda. The city has a few religious and spiritual places which are tourist destinations due to their beauty. Devnath Math, Surji : This Math established in 1754 by Devnath Maharaj is a tourist's attraction. Shendgaon
Shendgaon
an ancient village popularly known for Birth Place of Gadge Maharaj

Sant Gadge Maharaj
Gadge Maharaj
statue

Tulja Bhavani Mata mandir(Rathod). Vitthal Mandir :This temple was established by Ruplal Maharaj. Ekvira Devi Tempe, Murha Shri Deonath Maharaj Math, Surji Gulab Baba Aashram, Takarkheda More

A view of Gulab Baba Ashram Takarkheda More, Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji

Shri Ganpati Devasthan, Borala Shri Balaji Sansthan, Kathipura Digambar Kaanch Temple, Saokar Peth Shri Sant Chandrabhaga Mata Temple Kumbhargaon Shri Munjebaba Temple : This small temple was established in 2007-2008 by Shri Santosh Sumele (Indore M.P.) and family. Munjebaba consider to be "family deity" of Sumele's and being worshiped by there ancestors since ancient time. Local people believe in munjebaba too and come for regular worship. Temple is situated on Pan Atai neighborhood. Before establishment of temple by Shri santosh Sumele, it was open to atmosphere and started degrading with time due to exposer to changing climate condition. Some local goons tried to capture the land by destroying the deity which was strongly opposed by Sumele family and lay the first brick of holy temple. Education[edit] The first school in the town was started in 1868. This school situated in Saokar Peth currently runs as a Government school for girls. There are many educational institutes in the town among which Sitabai Sangai High School and Junior College and Radhabai Sarda College are more popular. Following are the schools and colleges in the area.

Sitabai Sangai Highschool[9] Sitabai Sangai Kanya Shala Sitabai Sangai Prathamik Shala Sitabai Sangai Jr. college. Sangai Naka Rd. Raisaheb Moti Sangai English School Smt. Radhabai Sarda College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Deogire Nagar., Pragtik Vidyalaya, Main Rd.

Green Hearts Gurukul, Vrindavan, achalpur Rd.,[10][11][12] Srinath jr. College, City Rd., Dnyanpith D.Ed. College. panchayat samiti rd., St. Mary's English School.Arokia Matha Church Compound, Daryapur Road Smt.K.S.English School, station Rd., Smt. Panchfulabai Harne Jr. College, Rest House Rd., Smt.Radhabai Sarda Jr.College, Deogire Nagar., Dnyanpith English School.Station Rd.

Shrirang Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, station rd., Govt.Institute Of Tech. Industries, MIDC Rd., Arts College, Tower Rd., Smt.Indira Gandhi Technical College, Alkari Wada, P.O.rd., Shri.Maniklalji Sarda D.Ed.College, Deogire Nagar., Sri. Chintamani D.Ed. College, near Vyenktesh theater. Rashtra Sant Tukdoji D.Ed. College, tahsil rd., surji. Dr. Sufi Urdu junior college Arts & science.

Banking[edit] There are a seven nationalised banks as well as co-operative banks in the city. A short list includes State Bank of India,Axis Bank, Central Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Amravati District
Amravati District
Co-op. Bank, union bank,HDFC ,Bank of India(BOI), khmagaon bank, buldhana bank, Janata Sahakari Bank. Pusad Urban co-Op bank. Culture[edit] In Surji area Dwarkeshwar Yatra is a major event to be held every year on second day of Pola festival. Various religious functions are celebrated like Piwali Marbat, Rupalal Punyatithi, Chaitra Paurnima Rathotsav of Jains etc. Kathichi Jatra is a fair cum festival of the city. The fair is organised on every Monday from Nagapanchami to Pola Festival. Industry[edit]

Ambadevi Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana OLD Photo

There is a co-operative sugar factory named as "Ambadevi Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana" which is not operational currently. The cotton ginning and pressing companies, sawmills, oil mills are the main industries in the area. There are a few fruit packaging and agro product's companies. Fruit Cultivation and Marketing[edit] Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji is famous for bananas and oranges. Anjangaon
Anjangaon
is the main centre for the supply of bananas in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
along with Jalgaon. Bananas are supplied across north India
India
(Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, etc.) and Nepal from here. Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji is also one of the leading place for production of Long pepper (Piper longum), (Pippali), sometimes called Indian long pepper, is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, is also cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. Transport[edit]

Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji Bus Stand

Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Railway Station

Anjangaon
Anjangaon
is connected to Amravati
Amravati
(76 km), Paratwada (27 km) and Akola (75 km) by roadways. The state transport (MSRTC) buses ply from Anjangaon
Anjangaon
to Amravati, Paratwada, Akola, Akot, Ramtek, Yavatmal, Pandharkavada, Nagpur, Aurangabad etc. Some private travel agencies run bus services to Pune and Mumbai. Anjangaon
Anjangaon
Surji is a station of Bhusaval– Nagpur
Nagpur
section of Central Railway on Achalpur- Murtijapur
Murtijapur
narrow gauge railway route. This narrow gauge train is popularly known as Shakuntala Express. Nearest broad gauge railway station is Murtijapur(50 km).[13] Nearest airports are Amravati
Amravati
Airport (75 km), Akola Airport (75 km) and Nagpur
Nagpur
Airport (250 km). References[edit]

^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Anjangaon ^ [1] ^ [2] ^ [3] ^ " Census
Census
of India
India
2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census
Census
Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.  ^ [4] ^ [5] ^ [6] ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 2012-06-23.  ^ http://vasudhaabhyudayafoundation.org ^ http://vasudhaabhyudayafoundation.org/Green_Hearts_School.html ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUD0MspxAvQ ^ [7]

http://santeknath.org/shishya%20parampara.html

http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/802684-anjangao